The PACWEST soccer season opened this past weekend and saw some outstanding individual efforts.
Here are the Athletes of the Week following the opening weekend of the soccer schedule:
Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
Sam Kell – Douglas Royals
She helped lead the Douglas Royals women’s soccer team to an undefeated Week 1 of the PACWEST season. On Saturday, she was an impact player with and without the ball in a 1-1 draw against the Quest Kermodes. Then on Sunday, in a 3-0 win over VIU, Sam scored two goals and assisted the other. She assisted the first goal with a perfectly flighted ball from a corner. Her second goal was a penalty kick, as a result of another perfectly played corner kick. Then off an outstanding cross Kell scored the third goal to seal the win.
Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week
Keith Jackson – Capilano Blues
Keith Jackson, who scored 11 goals in the 2016 regular season to lead the PACWEST, picked up where he left off in his first game of 2017 – scoring three goals to lead Capilano to a 4-1 win over Langara. The fourth-year forward opened the scoring in the ninth minute, and found the back of the net again in the 40th to put the Blues up 3-1. Five minutes into the second half, Jackson darted past two defenders before finishing and completing the hat trick. One year ago to the date, Jackson also had a hat trick in the 2016 season opener against Langara.